No big plans for us gimps this year, but the CE and PG did decide something must be done as a nod to the holiday. Thus, we have here what I guess you could refer to as a Pumpkin Tart:
No costume for Chloe, as I don’t believe they make Plus Plus sizes. Good news, though – we think she seems just a bit friskier since beginning thyroid medication last week. When she weighed in at a whopping 113 pounds after being on a restricted diet for several months, we decided to have her thyroid tested and, sure enough, it came back lower than low. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that she’ll shed some pounds and feel better as time goes on.
I found something appropriately Halloween creepy in the coop the other day – a shell-less egg:
I’ve read about shell-less eggs many times, but this was the first one I’ve seen. It was laid by Hope, along with a normal egg. When chickens consistently lay eggs without shells, it can mean they are calcium deficient. Not the case for Hope – I make sure the girls have access to calcium-rich oyster shell at all times. I’ve been assured by other chicken-keepers that the occasional shell-less egg is just a glitch and nothing to worry about.
Have a great and ghoulish weekend!